I still can’t believe I get to work here

I pinch myself every time I ride into this space (such as yesterday) and can’t believe I get to work here. It’s a circa-1906 cotton holding facility converted into live/work lofts in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of the City of Atlanta, right next to the Atlanta Beltline. It’s where Bicycle Tours of Atlanta (and…

Off the Wall

The rain pelted my living room window last night as the flames in the fireplace danced in the near distance. Wrapped in a blanket I had knitted as part of my first memoir, Bucket List, I curled up with photographer Sheila Pree Bright’s stunning book 1960 Now: Photographs of Civil Rights Activists and Black Lives…

Dream job

At some point (probably many) while I’m leading a tour with Bicycle Tours of Atlanta (now launching in a bigger way as Amazing Atlanta Tours), you may see me smiling broadly while rambling down the Beltline, through eclectic neighborhoods, or past the ever-growing bounty of murals I love so much. That’s because two words keep…

Hey, there!

Robyn Elliott, the astounding owner of Bicycle Tours of Atlanta (the #1 Outdoor Activity in Atlanta, according to Trip Advisor), took this photo of me last week when we were Traveling at the Speed of Bike together. And now, hey, there I am, on the About Us page of her company’s website! I’ve been rolling…

Mercedes Benz Stadium

You’ll find this mural as part of Off the Wall at Mercedes Benz Stadium. I saw it today while Traveling at the Speed of Bike. Honestly, this is getting so fun and exciting. And I haven’t even started volunteering with the artists yet! Stay tuned.

Vine City

Directly across from Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium (where Super Bowl LIII will be played, and where Atlanta United soccer games currently pack the house), sits the Vine City MARTA transit station. You can cross busy Northside Drive at the light, or you can eventually take a longer (but arguably cooler) walk across the new rocketship-shaped…

Another artist

The work of another artist creating a mural for Off the Wall, Sheila Pree Bright, shows up several times in my photos taken while Traveling at the Speed of Bike  — from a wall at Agnes Scott College and a wall on historic Auburn Avenue in Atlanta. I also saw photographs of hers in an…

Off the Wall

This new mural, by Yehimi A. Cambron Alvarez (discovered while Traveling at the Speed of Bike on a cold and windy day), is part of the Off the Wall partnership between WonderRoot, the City of Atlanta, and the Super Bowl LIII Host Committee. There will eventually be up to thirty new murals, all a result…